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This long-established surname, widespread in Scotland and Northern Ireland, is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic personal name "Sluaghadhan", leader of a military expedition, from "sluaghadh", expedition, raid. The Chronicles of the Picts (inhabitants of North East Scotland) tells us that one Sluagadach went forth to Rome circa 966, and circa 1128; Slogadadh was the name of a leader of the bishop of St. Andrew's host. In the process of Anglicization "Sluaghadh(an)" has acquired many variant forms including: Sloan, Sloane, Slo(y)ne, Slowan, Sloyan, Slowey and Slo(e)y, the latter two examples are more specifically from "O'Sluaghaidh", descendant of Sluaghadh.

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William Sloan

I'm interested in a William Sloan who married a woman last-named Guuthire, went from Scotland to Ireland then to America in the 1700's.


Joseph Francis Sloan, born 14 May 1863, Castledauson Co Derry Ireland, moved to the United States in the 1890s, U.S. passport date 21 September 1891

Gwen McKinney

I’m interested in information about my 4th great-grandfathers John Joseph Sloan born in Nuny Down, Ireland 1760. Married Mary Macky in 1783 in Down County, Ireland, and they came to the United States in 1784

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